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The penalties for tax fraud

While it is not usually something people in Tennessee like doing, every year people must file their taxes and give what they owe to the IRS. As many people are aware, there were some major changes made to the tax code recently, which will change how many people approach their taxes. However, one thing remained the same: people will still be required to pay taxes on the income they earned throughout the year.

The new tax bill makes some big changes to what people will owe

As people in Tennessee are probably aware, over the last few months both the House of Representatives and the Senate have been working on a new tax bill to overhaul the current tax system. After meeting together, the House and Senate both settled on a joint bill which was passed by both the House and Senate. President Trump recently signed that bill into law and made the tax law changes official. There are some big changes that have been made in the new tax bill.

Federal government will no longer confiscate tax refunds to cover old SSA debt

Anyone who has gone through the traumatic experience of losing a parent knows that the mourning process can take awhile and that the sadness will linger for some time. Indeed, the emotions are so strong that it can still prove jarring and even frustrating to receive some type of mail addressed to a parent years after their passing.

Why prudence is key when facing an IRS audit

Now that we are over a week removed from Tax Day 2017, people throughout Tennessee and across the nation are officially breathing much easier. Indeed, those who put filing their returns off until the eleventh hour have likely already forgotten about the last minute dash to their accountant's office or the post office, and instead focused their thoughts on a much-needed return.

IRS' new passport restrictions scheduled to take effect next month -- II

A few weeks back, our blog began discussing how the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act of 2015 contained a little known provision calling upon the IRS to begin working with the State Department to revoke, deny or otherwise limit the ability of individuals with "seriously delinquent tax debt" to use passports.

IRS' new passport restrictions scheduled to take effect next month

Six years ago, the Government Accountability Office, the independent congressional watchdog tasked with helping "improve the performance and ensure the accountability of the federal government," released a rather eye-opening report examining the feasibility of leveraging passports as a tax collection tool.

Why is the IRS so adamant for people with disabilities to file tax returns?

It may seem impossible to believe, but the 2017 tax filing season officially began last Monday, meaning the countdown to Tuesday, April 18, 2017, this year's deadline for filing 2016 tax returns, has officially begun.

What's the difference between income tax negligence and fraud?

While it might seem strange to be talking about the much-dreaded chore of doing your taxes with Thanksgiving only days away, it actually won't be long until many people find themselves camped out in front of their computer or at their kitchen table trying to make sense of a myriad of arcane tax regulations.

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